The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office confirmed this week that human remains found alongside I-90 have been identified as Christina Adkins.
The subject of much FBI work in recent months, Adkins has been missing for 18 years.
The family released a statement last night:
"While we are saddened to have lost Christina, we are thankful to have finally found her. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to find her, especially the Task Force, F-B-I, Cleveland Police, and the many family members, friends and neighbors who walked these streets searching for information and hanging up her posters. Christina was a sweet, kind and loving angel who was never forgotten in the 18 years she was missing. Now we hope and pray for justice to be served. We ask that everyone please respect our privacy as we mourn the loss of our beloved Christina."
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.